Event Details

Key Points:

  • The reason for building a Passive House in the current climate
  • What is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
  • Case study - CLT Passive House in Ridgeway Tasmania


Stuart talks in depth about the affects of Climate change and what CLT is and why it is becoming popular in the construction of a Passivhaus, using the evidence from the case study CLT Passive House in Ridgeway Tasmania. The Ridgeway CLT house is currently near the end of the certification process, which will make it one of the first mass timber certified Passivhaus' in Tasmania, and one of only a handful in Australia.

CLT provides excellent air-tightness, generally unknown thermal mass benefits, thermal bridging benefits, provides a hygienic and healthy living environment with good internal air quality, and a structurally resilient envelope against extreme weather events such as fire and strong winds.

The speed of construction on site is unparalleled, with the house envelope being erected in 10 working days. It takes 3 days to cut the CLT in the factory in Austria and just 20 seconds for the managed forests to regrow the timber used in this one home.

Join us for a 1-hour session where Stuart Hall dives deep into the use of CLT Construction for a Passivhaus Home & the evidence-based case study on CLT Passive House in Ridgeway Tasmania!

  • Date: 20th March 2024
  • Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm (AEST)


  • Stuart Hall (Component Manufacturer/Supplier at UNILUX Aus)

    Stuart Hall

    Component Manufacturer/Supplier at UNILUX Aus

    Stuart McKenzie Hall architecture & construction, operating since 2002, specializes in sustainable design, energy efficiency and healthy building considerations for the commercial and residential sector with a focus on Passive House. Located in Hobart, Tasmania, we have 27 years of design and construction experience in super-insulated commercial and residential buildings. Informed by the discipline of design for fabrication and digital fabrication technology this cutting-edge business provides homes Nathers certified above 9.2 Stars. We specialize in prefabricated bespoke buildings using CLT and component-based prefabrication, integrating the latest in robotic fabrication. Stuart is a Certified Passive House designer and is also the founder and director of Unilux Aus, importing and selling Unilux triple glazed doors and windows, used in a number of certified passive house projects in Tasmania and Victoria.

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